My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Collaborative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Collaborative is committed to improving the educational, health, social and economic outcomes for local boys and men of color.

The initiative began in response to President Obama’s signing the My Brother’s Keeper Memorandum in February 2014, calling for national attention focused on addressing persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.

MBK Sacramento is bringing systems leaders, advocates, community partners, youth-serving organizations and young people together to address health, education, employment and justice system disparities for young men of color through policy advocacy, systems change and support for effective programs.

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In 2018, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as a recipient of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to support the MBK Sacramento Collaborative in expanding mentoring and violence intervention efforts.

The MBK Sacramento Collaborative is funded by Sierra Health Foundation and is managed by The Center.

Latest News

MBK Sacramento Mastermind Podcast launches!

The MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship Creative Academy, led by 4YourEpiphany and MBK Sacramento Youth Fellows, launched the All-Access Podcast series titled “Mastermind” on Oct. 27. Young men of color created, wrote and produced this series to inform, inspire and encourage other young men in Sacramento and beyond to engage in opportunities through the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Network. Access the Mastermind Podcast series on Buzzsprout.com.

MBK Sacramento Youth Fellows launch mental health navigation webpage

As part of their Youth Fellowship program, Cohort 4 Youth Fellows launched the MBK Sacramento Brother Be Well webpage to remove barriers to accessing mental health support, increase the cultural responsiveness of mental health services for youth of color and increase their ability to navigate health systems to get care. The project was in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Mental Health California’s Brother Be Well program.

My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Youth Fellows celebrate Rites of Passage

Congratulations to the 15 Youth Fellows who graduated from the MBK Youth Fellowship Class of 2022 on July 27! The 15-week program was an opportunity for young men of color ages 16 to 24 who desire to lead community change, build brotherhood and take their leadership skills to the next level. Youth Fellows also addressed health, education, employment and justice inequities through their projects. We will post a graduation highlight video and more on the Youth Fellows page soon. Read an article in The Sacramento Bee and watch the ABC10 story on YouTube.

Join the MBK Sacramento Collaborative!

This updated MBK Sacramento overview packet (.pdf) is designed for community members and leaders who are interested in joining the Collaborative. 

Contact the MBK Sacramento team!

1300 Campaign launches

The 1300 Campaign is an initiative led by Improve Your Tomorrow and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento and funded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This regional policy campaign is working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, with the goal of sending an additional 1,300 young men of color to Sacramento State and UC Davis by 2025. Learn more on the 1300 Campaign website.

Mastermind Podcast Series

The MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship Creative Academy, led by 4YourEpiphany and MBK Sacramento Youth Fellows, presents the Mastermind podcast series to inform, inspire and encourage other young men in Sacramento and beyond to engage in opportunities through the My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento Network.

Podcast topics include Growth Mindset, Entrepreneurship, Mindfulness, Mental Health, and Public Safety and Juvenile Justice.

Access the Mastermind Podcast series on Buzzsprout.com.

Learn more about MBK Sacramento

The Collaborative

Aligned with a collective impact model, the MBK Sacramento Collaborative is designed to support effective and coordinated action across multiple organizations through six elements of engagement.

Obama Foundation

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Obama Foundation MBK Community Challenge Impact grant to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Youth Fellowship

The Youth Fellowship establishes a brotherhood among young men of color ages 16 to 20 from across Sacramento who have an interest to engage in advocacy on behalf of other young men of color.

Publications

Visit the MBK Sacramento publications library for in-depth information and reports about the collaborative, resources and Youth Fellowship policy briefs.

Mentoring Program

MBK Sacramento is building on the strength of a community that is united around a common and critical goal: healthy development and successful futures for Sacramento’s young men of color.

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